Sometimes the simplest accents can add a lot of personality to a room. It doesn’t hurt it the simple accent cost less than $5.00. I was on the hunt for a little tray to act as a landing zone for our keys and sunglasses. I would say that I am addicted to sunglasses. If I forget them, I spend the entire outing thinking about how bright it is or the wrinkles that I am creating from squinting. I won’t even bore you about losing my keys. I headed out to Goodwill and found a perfect little tray. I am guessing it was a trey to hold candles. I purchased the upcycled tray for $1.99. Not bad huh?
My Upcycled Thrift Store Tray
It wasn’t pretty, but spray-paint can pretty much fix any “ill looking” item. I am really into coastal inspired colors right now and I chose this pretty blue spray-paint.
Isn’t this a great color? I applied 2 coats of spray-paint to the tray and let dry over night.
It was nice and pretty just being blue, but I wasn’t finished. With my friend the Sharpie, I started drawing little scales on the tray. Sometimes little monotonous tasks like drawing little scallops over and over again calms down my brain. I doodled the scales while supervising my boys take their bath. They were screaming and dumping water on each others heads and I was pretending to draw mermaid scales on a metal tray.
Now, my little upcycled tray is a pretty place to put my sunglasses. It was easy and inexpensive. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did creating it. Spray-paint is a glorious thing!
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